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Posted at 9:29 AM ET, 01/ 3/2011

A love letter to you

By Melissa Bell
(Martin Meissner/AP)

Melissa Bell will be out of town until Jan. 5.

Dear BlogPost readers,

This year saw BlogPost's birth. The blog started off as an experiment: an attempt to tap in to the chatter that goes on every day, all day, at the giant water cooler of the Internet. It's become my favorite job ever, learning about this crazy world through you.

On 9/11, waves of memories flooded our blog as people around the world shared #wherewereyou on Twitter, so much so that it became a trending topic worldwide. With the war raging in Afghanistan, we questioned the #costofwar on those abroad and those here at home. As the Chilean miners exited the mine shaft, we watched the Phoenix pull them out one by one from the beneath the earth.

We talked Google doodle controversies and Facebook status slactivism campaigns. We've watched meteors fall and the Earth eclipse the moon. We've seen people protest the Westboro Baptist Church, 'Anonymous' protest the corporations that blocked WikiLeaks and Europeans protest everything. Journalists stopped telling the news and became the news. Porpoises saved Dick Van Dyke's life. Tawainese animators took over the media industry. We fought over the word "fat," we considered "defunding" NPR, and we all heard that "it gets better."

It's been a good 2010, and I have even higher hopes for 2011. The BlogPost's resolution for the new year is to get in on the conversation even more. We'll be introducing a new commenting technology on here, so the story won't end when my post does. We'll be following the talk along even more on Twitter and on Facebook.

Thank you for reading along, for asking questions, for making suggestions and for just being your wonderful self. It's been a pleasure to come here every day.

If you have any ideas on how to make this blog better, let me know in the comments. I'll be out of town for the next week, but when I get back we'll keep working to make this blog the niftiest little blog possible.

Happy New Year!


By Melissa Bell  | January 3, 2011; 9:29 AM ET
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I've enjoyed reading the Blog Post this last year. It has become part of my morning ritual as important as coffee. (Well, almost.) I am hopeful that it continues to be successful in the new year, and that a community forms around it. Thanks Melissa for your work.

Posted by: RD_Padouk | January 5, 2011 8:05 AM | Report abuse

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